DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa
Born
Cyre Martin Sonnyboy Sekowe

(1987-11-15) 15 November 1987 (age 33)
South Africa
Other names
  • Lawd Phori
  • Madumane[1]
Occupation
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • recording artist
Musical career
Instrumentsvocals, sampler
Years active2008–present
Labels
Associated acts

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, (born 15 November 1987[2][3]) popularly known by his stage name DJ Maphorisa, is a South African record producer, DJ and vocalist.[4][5] As a record producer with a blend of house music and afropop, he has worked with and has received production credits from several notable artists, including Wizkid, Kwesta, Uhuru, Drake, Black Coffee, Major Lazer, Runtown, C4 Pedro, Kabza De Small and Era Istrefi.[6][7] DJ Maphorisa is presently signed to his record label BlaqBoy Music upon quitting Kalawa Jazmee Records.[8]

Discography

Collaborative Albums & EPs

Studio albums

Singles

  1. The Banger
  2. "Omalicha Nwa"
  1. Ngud'
  2. "Mayibabo"
  3. "Afro Trap"
  1. Khona
  2. Kucheza
  3. Love Portion
  1. Bazoyenza
  2. Midnight Starring
  1. Soweto Baby featuring Wizkid & DJ Buckz

Singles produced

List of singles as either producer or co-producer, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
CAN
AUS
IRL
NZ
SA
UK
US
US
R&B
/HH

"Ngud'"
(Kwesta)
2016 1 DaKAR II
"One Dance"
(Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla)[17][18]
2016 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • ARIA: Gold[19]
  • BPI: Platinum
  • RMNZ: Platinum
Views
"Suited"
(Shekhinah)
2017 1 Rose Gold
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations

Humanitarian African Prestigious Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
Himself
Music Producer of The Year[21] Nominated
Best DJ Africa[21] Nominated

MTV Africa Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016
Himself
Song of the Year[22][23] Nominated
2020 Best African Act[24][25] Nominated

Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2020 Himself[26] Best producer Nominated
Best AmaPiano songs Nominated
Nominated

References

  1. ^ Kekana, Chrizelda (20 July 2020). "'This beef is getting boring now' - Mzansi to Maphorisa & Prince Kaybee". TimesLIVE.
  2. ^ "DJ Maphorisa BIRTHDAY Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  3. ^ ""Being an artist is not about buying cars" says DJ Maphorisa". timeslive. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  4. ^ Sefiso Hlongwane (6 April 2016). "Mzansi celebrates DJ Maphorisa's collaboration with Drake". Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  5. ^ "DJ Maphorisa Set on Africa". Channel O. 8 April 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  6. ^ Diep, Eric (12 April 2016). "MEET DJ MAPHORISA, THE SOUTH AFRICAN CO-PRODUCER OF DRAKE'S "ONE DANCE"". Genius. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ Dayile, Qhama (13 May 2016). "Dj Maphorisa's chart topping production on Drake's album and his new house and car". DRUM. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  8. ^ Moganedi, Kgomotso (13 September 2013). "DJ MAPHORISA TO GO AT IT ALONE!". Daily Sun. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  9. ^ "DJ Maphorisa And Kabza De Small Scorpion Kings EP". iminathi. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  10. ^ "DJ Maphorisa And Kabza De Small The Return of Scorpion Kings Album". iminathi. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  11. ^ "DJ Maphorisa And Kabza De Small Scorpion King Live At Sun Arena Album". iminathi. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  12. ^ "DJ Maphorisa And Kabza De Small Once Upon A Time In A Lockdown Album". iminathi. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Tressor, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa release Rumble In The Jungle". Just Nje. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Here's what the streets thinks of DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU's 'Banyana' EP". Times Live. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  15. ^ "DJ Maphorisa Madumane EP". iminathi. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  16. ^ http://sa-ema.com/local-chart/?week=2016-02-09. Retrieved 9 July 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "One Dance - Drake | Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  18. ^ "Meet DJ Maphorisa, the South African co-producer of Drake's "One Dance"". Genius.
  19. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  20. ^ Dhlamini, Thobekani. "Shekhinah's Suited goes 10x platinum, diamond status". MSN. ZAlebs. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  21. ^ a b "DJ Maphorisa is nominated for HAPA". 23 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Here's the Full List of Nominees at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg". okayafricasite.
  23. ^ "The 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards to rock Johannesburg in October". Media Update.
  24. ^ "DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small Nominated". ZAlebs.
  25. ^ "Master KG, Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa nominated for 2020 MTV EMA | YOMZANSI". www.yomzansi.com. 6 October 2020.
  26. ^ Reporter, Sowetan (3 May 2020). "Oskido, Maphorisa score three nomination each at Mzansi Kwaito and House Music Awards".

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